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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Dec 15, 2004 2:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

At 4.3GB a pop, that's approximately 700 DVD-R's. :)

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Poster: ifyouchoose Date: Dec 15, 2004 2:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

Hehe, that's allot of dvd's! I wanted to add, if you use External hardrives you never know. You could do all that work and have one blow out! Imagine that! I can. It happened to me with a 120 gigger not long ago. I had nothing backed up and lost everything on it! I had it only for about a week too! I lost a large body of music, cakewalk files I loaded. EVERYTHING! How could you safely backup all of this if you use hard drives. You maybe may want to take that into consideration before you start. It probably won't happen. But it could! Hmmmmmmmm, what to do, what to do...The Grateful Dead and Jerry just created so much music and left so much behind!!!! It took them 30 years to do that. And I think it may take you 30 years to do this! LOL & JK. I would love it all too. Where I would store it if I tried to do this? Who knows. I already have a huge cdr collection so I think I'll keep doing it that way. I will need a bigger closet soon!!! I won't attempt the math using cd'rs! LOL and have a grate day!

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Dec 15, 2004 4:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

If I were going to tackle a project like that (assuming I had the money to buy that many hard drives), I would buy one of those external USB2 or Firewire Arrays that allow you to run an 8 or 10 disc RAID5 configuration using IDE discs.

One *huge* partition, hot swappable fault-tolerance. :) If you lose a drive, you can just buy a new one, pop it in, and rebuild the array without loss of data.

Only problem is all the drives have to be the same size/speed and when there is a failure you need to come up with another one of the same size/speed before another hard drive fails. If you lose a 2nd drive before making the replacement, you will lose the whole array.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2004-12-15 12:46:29

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Poster: ifyouchoose Date: Dec 16, 2004 1:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

"you will lose the whole array"

See that's my point. It's allot of work you could lose, and to the person who wants to do this, the last post before mine made me think. Seeing as you have everything at your disposal right here and can download any show at will, there's no way I think anyone today would need to save everything just to have. Everything is right here and you can touch on it anytime. And I don't think it's going anywhere. Is there any way etree could crash and lose everything? I was wondering where all the files are actually stored. You see what i'm saying though. "THINK THIS THROUGH WITH ME!!"hehe.
I wouldn't bother but I was seriously thinking about it when I first read your post. LOL! But then again, maybe you just want to accomplish a large task which is grate. And that is what this would be. LOL and have a grate day!!!

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Dec 16, 2004 1:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

I've humorously called it the "bomb shelter" mentality, and can understand it. Another way to think of it is "multiple offsite backup."

For GD at least though, I feel confident that we're pretty deeply backed up these days in both the archival (IA, tol, gdlive) and trading (db.etree.org etc) realms.

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Poster: safetyman Date: Apr 29, 2005 2:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

Are the rumours of tol being offline/washedup true? please advise. thanks

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Apr 29, 2005 4:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD shn collection being stored on hd.

Tol is reportedly down at the moment. It may well be a temporary state.